holacracy

Getting Rid of Managers Is a Bad Idea That Just Keeps Getting Worse

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Business fads predicated on eliminating managers are a bad idea. I know, I know — Zappos has generated a lot of media attention for… Get the Rest

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How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so

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Dawn Burke Says All Your “Proactive” HR Talk is Garbage

Says the Bard known as Dawn H. Burke: "I have yet to see a proactive strategy actually work within 6 weeks of implementing it.  Why? Because at the end

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Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Let's face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they're there.  Also,

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3-Step Approach For Responding To Employee Concerns

Company leadership receives input from employees in a variety of formats: Engagement surveys, pulse-check forums, rumors heard in the hallway, supervisors reporting what their teams are saying, etc.

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Analytics Gone Wild – Increase In Talent

One cool thing about going to a bunch of HR and Talent conferences in the spring is you get to hear what everyone is doing around the world.

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3 Ways To Create Your Own Warrior Team

On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors made history with their 73rd win for the season.  In just a bit over 5 years they've gone from trash to

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Is Your Feedback an April Fools’ Joke?

April Fools' Day is a fun tradition of fooling others into believing something that isn’t true. It’s mostly harmless and in good fun. It’s less harmless when this

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What I Learned From AC/DC

If you read my bio,  you know I'm a music fan.  In particular, I get excited by loud, vibrant and heart-stopping tunes.  So when a former colleague messaged

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Hierarchy Isn’t the Problem, Oppression Is!

Hierarchy is falling out of favor like jean shorts and intelligent political discord. I think it’s a scapegoat. Hierarchy doesn’t necessarily stifle innovation and engagement in the Knowledge Economy.